Elderflower and Strawberry Cake

Elderflower and strawberry cake | lilcupcakemonkey.com

Elderflower and Strawberry Cake

Elderflowers and Strawberries a perfect match made in summer baking land 😀 . Elderflowers, I wish I could forage tons of them but I have my own tiny little plant. Small batch elderflower cordial is the best option 😀 . You can use the elderflower cordial in lemonades, cocktails, cakes and every other thing you can possibly think of. If you don’t have elderflowers, you can find in store.

elderflower cordial | lilcupcakemonkey.com

Elderflower and strawberry cake | lilcupcakemonkey.com


Elderflower and Strawberry Cake

Fluffy cake with Elderflower whipped cream infused with elderflower cordial and topped with fresh strawberries and Elderflowers

Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine British
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 8


Elderflower Cordial

  • 4 Heads Elderflower bunches
  • 200 gm Granulated sugar 1 cup
  • 375 ml Water 1 ½ cup
  • 1 L Lemon

Vanilla - Elderflower Cake (7" Cake)

  • 2 L Egg Whites
  • 1 L Egg Separate yolk and white
  • 125 gm Granulated Sugar ½ Cup + 2 tbsp
  • 150 gm Butter 1 ¼ Stick
  • 180 gm All purpose Flour 1 ½ Cup
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 125 ml Milk ½ Cup
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Elderflower Cordial

Elderflower Whipped Cream

  • 240 ml Whipping / Heavy Cream 1 cup
  • 2-3 tbsp Elderflower Cordial
  • 2 tbsp Icing Sugar


Elderflower Cordial

  1. Add the Sugar and water in a heavy bottomed pan, let it simmer on medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved.

  2. Remove the pan from heat. Slice the lemon and add it to the sugar syrup

  3. Add the elderflower heads after dusting it lightly to remove any bugs or dirt from it. Let the lemons and elderflower sit in the sugar syrup overnight to infuse.

  4. The next day, strain the cordial to remove the lemon slices and the flowers. Pour it into a clean sterilised bottle. The cordial stores in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks.

Vanilla - Elderflower Cake (7" Cake)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F / 180°C. Grease and line the cake tin with parchment paper.

  2. Add the egg whites in a bowl fitted with a whisk attachment on a stand mixer. Whisk the egg whites until stiff and airy.

  3. Transfer the egg whited into another bowl, add the butter and cream and using the paddle attachment. Cream butter and sugar until light, pale and fluffy. Add and beat the yolk.

  4. sift the dry ingredients ( Ap Flour + Baking powder) into the bow. Add the milk while slowly mixing it with the wet ingredients.

  5. Add the vanilla extract into the batter.

  6. Fold the egg whites into the batter, this makes the cake airy and light.

  7. Pour the batter into the cake tin, bake for around 35-40 mins until its golden on top and springy to touch.

  8. Once baked, let it cool on a cooling rack. Brush the warm cake with elderflower cordial and let it rest.

Elderflower Whipped Cream

  1. Add the whipping cream into a bowl fitted with a whisk attachment. Whip until soft peaks are formed.

  2. Add the elderflower cordial and the icing sugar into the whipping cream.

  3. Whisk for another couple of minuted until stiff peaks are formed.


  1. Place the cake on a cake board or a cake stand.

  2. Add dollops of whipping cream on top of the cake. Garnish with fresh strawberries and elderflowers.

  3. Serve on a nice sunny day for a perfect backyard picnic! 😀

Elderflower and strawberry cake | lilcupcakemonkey.com

Elderflower and strawberry cake | lilcupcakemonkey.com

Elderflower and strawberry cake | lilcupcakemonkey.com

You can find more edible flower bakes here: 

Lilac and Lemon Cupcakes

Lilac Syrup 

Happy Baking 


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